Bensonwood - Lead Forklift Operator

Lead Forklift Operator

Bensonwood is a national leader and innovator in the design and building of timber frame, hybrid, and panelized homes as well as light commercial projects. The company has a forty-year history of building unique residential and commercial projects throughout the US.  The company’s dynamic, team-oriented culture values high performance and continuous improvement.


Position Summary

The Lead Forklift Operator will be responsible for maintaining the production facility in a clean, orderly, and easily accessible manner while processing incoming and outgoing deliveries in an efficient manner utilizing lean principles.  This full-time role is based in our Keene, NH facility and will report to the Shipping and Receiving Coordinator.


Working in collaboration with the Shipping & Receiving Coordinator, the Lead Forklift Production responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and loading trucks and assisting with properly securing and protecting (i.e. tarping) loads as needed
  • Maintaining accurate shipping records and additional documentation 
  • Overseeing forklift responsibilities and projects for the forklift team
  • Maintaining and organizing grounds, facility, and company vehicles
  • Functioning as a backup for Shipping & Receiving Coordinator


Essential role functions

  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • Climbing, walking and running
  • Ability to:
    • Drive various forklifts
    • Lift at least 50 lbs
    • Work safely and effectively at high elevations
    • Work safely and accurately utilizing forklift, heavy machinery, and sharp tools
    • Safely operate hazardous equipment
    • Work in varying weather conditions and temperatures
    • Work overtime if required
    • Ability to utilize various techniques to achieve results
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record


Additional attributes of success

  • Positive, can-do team player
  • High attention to detail with the ability to:

o    Complete assignments accurately

o    Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines

o    Work independently and collaboratively within a team setting

  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Computer literacy with the ability to work in all Microsoft and Google applications
  • Strong belief in customer service with outside vendors and peers
  • Ability and flexibility to take on other responsibilities as assigned and to work outside scheduled hours when necessary


Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation will be based on skill level and experience
  • Benefits include: medical insurance, holidays, paid time off, voluntary dental insurance, voluntary life insurance, voluntary short-term disability, 401(k), and profit-sharing

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